Welcome to Meadowview!

Meadowview is a non-profit501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and restoring rare wetland plants, habitats and associated ecosystems on the coastal plain of Maryland and Virginia. Our particular area of specialization is an endangered habitat known as pitcher plant bogs or seepage wetlands. Bogs are acidic, nutrient poor wetlands which are characterized by a unique assemblage of plants and animals. Many bogs have been lost in Maryland and Virginia through drainage, development or neglect and most of the plants found in these sites are threatened with extinction.

Our goal is to preserve and restore a part of our natural bog heritage by returning the endangered Yellow Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia flava, and the Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea, to their historic ranges in Virginia and Maryland utilizing an integrated ecosystem restoration approach. The carnivorous plant, Sarracenia flava, formerly occurred in eight counties in Virginia and is now down to two populations in two counties totaling less than 100 plants. Our objective is to have at least one viable population in each county of the historic range. We also are developing a system of bog preserves in Maryland and Virginia which will guarantee the preservation of the unique ecosystems supporting the pitcher plant community. Read More.









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August 2014

Center for Biodiversity at Joseph Pines Preserve

Meadowview has successfully purchased the Center for Biodiversity at Joseph Pines Preserve. We would like to thank the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation and the Union First Market Bank for the mortgage loan. We are still looking for donations to pay the mortgage and will hold a grand opening of the center Columbus Day weekend.

May 06 2014

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Meadowview has received a letter from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation awarding us a $50,000 challenge grant towards the purchase of the $449,000 Schwartz tract education and biodiversity center at Joseph Pines Preserve. Only $400,000 more needed to purchase the property. This match must be made within one year.

Help Us Do Some Crowd Fund Raising
YOU CAN MAKE DONATIONS TO THE LEFT

Crowd fund raising for the Center for Biodiversity at Joseph Pines Preserve is May 6. We're enrolled under the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.

Please visit the Community Give website for more information and donations can be completed below.

For matching donations to the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation grant please use the "Donate" button below:

All donations to the Community Give on May 6 go to match the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation grant.  The link to donate on May 6 for Meadowview is:www.bit.ly/MeadowviewGIVE14.  General information about the event is found at: www.thecommunitygive.org

March 2014

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Please read the Winter 2014 Newsletter. This newsletter includes information about:

- The $50K challenge grant awarded for The Center for Biodiversity at Joseph Pines Preserve
- The new propagation beds, signage, and restoration occurring at Meadowview Headquarters
- The conservation easement placed on Central Virginia Preserve
- The two new additions to the Board of Directors
- The new intern that will be joining us in Spring
- The Future of Meadowview

Download the PDF.


February 2014

Department of Environmental Quality

We received a letter from the VA Dept. of Env. Quality State Water Control Board on Friday authorizing our $449K loan for the biodiversity center at Joseph Pines Preserve. The loan is contingent on donor or foundation support. A good start is our $50K challenge grant for this project from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. This is an excellent place to donate if you, or anyone you know, wants to make an end of year donation.

For more information please read this document.

February 2014

2014 Online Catalog

2014 Spring Catalog

The Online Catalog has been updated with the prices and items for Spring 2014.

For more information please visit the Online Catalog.








December 2013

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Meadowview has received a letter from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation awarding us a $50,000 challenge grant towards the purchase of the $449,000 Schwartz tract education and biodiversity center at Joseph Pines Preserve. Only $400,000 more needed to purchase the property. This match must be made within one year.

For more information please read the letter.

September 2013

Dear Members and Friends of Meadowview:

Thank you for your support and interest in the work of Meadowview Biological Research Station. Please take a look at our fall 2013 newsletter to read some of our accomplishments and activities this year. We’ve got even more to tell you about in upcoming newsletters and I think you will agree this is an exciting time for Meadowview. We really need your financial support for the upcoming winter. The continued growth and success of Meadowview has resulted in increased operating costs. Our working funds are largely provided by plant sales and revenue in that arena has remained level. Your support, therefore, is even more important to sustaining our organization, especially over the lean fall and winter months. We’re hoping to raise $5000 in member donations to cover operating expenses over the winter. Please think of us in your charitable giving and let others know who might want to help. You can donate online.

Both of our nature preserves continue to grow in scope and size and are playing a dominant role in protecting endangered pitcher plants and their associates in Virginia. We were able to perform a prescribed burn in May on 200 acres of the Joseph Pines Preserve. This burn included 100 acres of the recently acquired Posey tract and we are looking forward to the new bog habitat that will be available for reintroduction of rare species.

We invite you to schedule a visit to see our headquarters, National Sarracenia Collection, or preserve system. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,
Phil Sheridan, Ph.D.
Director Meadowview Biological Research Station

July 2013

Joseph Pines Preserve Tours 2013

Come join us for guided tours of the last great refuge for native pitcher plants in Virginia at the Joseph Pines Preserve in Sussex County. The preserve represents an aggressive attempt at restoring an indigenous longleaf pine/pitcher plant ecosystem through an ambitious reintroduction effort.

July 15, 10:30 A.M.

Learn more about these tours.

June 2013

JOIN US FOR CROSS FEST

Saturday June 29, 2013
Bowling Green Town Hall in Caroline County, Virginia

The waterwheel plant is a globally rare carnivorous plant and our keynote speaker, Adam Cross, will talk about his research with this species.  Adam has published a new book on Aldrovanda which will be available for sale at the event. Presentations will also be given by Mason McNair and Jacobo Rozo on Searching for Carnivorous Plants in North Carolina. There will be vendors, a Central Virginia Preserve Tour, an evening social, and more.

Learn more about this even and register.

June 2013

Carnivorous Plants of Western Australia | Talk by Christian Dietz and Claus-Juergen Lenz

Join us for a talk by Christian Dietz and Claus-Juergen Lenz about their trip to Western Australia in 2011.  They will lecture about the carnivorous plants they observed including tuberous and pygmy Drosera (Drosera tubaestylis, D. zonaria, D. stolonifera, D. pulchella, D. scorpioides, D. gigantea), Utricularia (Utricularia menziesii, U. inaequalis, U. multifida, and U. tenella), and Cephalotus. They will also show some pictures of the amazing landscapes, animals, and other plants.

The talk will be held at the headquarters of Meadowview Biological Research Station at 8390 Fredericksburg Tnpk. Woodford, VA 22580 at 3:00 P.M. on Friday June 14, 2013.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided after the lecture.  Space is limited so reservations are required to attend the talk.  Contact Dr. Phil Sheridan at meadowview@pitcherplant.org or phone 804-633-4336.

If you can't join us in person; this talk will be streaming live on this page at 3:00 pm EST 14 June.

Learn more about this event

June 2013

Carnivorous Plants of Western Australia | Talk by Christian Dietz and Claus-Juergen Lenz

Join us for a talk by Christian Dietz and Claus-Juergen Lenz about their trip to Western Australia in 2011.  They will lecture about the carnivorous plants they observed including tuberous and pygmy Drosera (Drosera tubaestylis, D. zonaria, D. stolonifera, D. pulchella, D. scorpioides, D. gigantea), Utricularia (Utricularia menziesii, U. inaequalis, U. multifida, and U. tenella), and Cephalotus. They will also show some pictures of the amazing landscapes, animals, and other plants.

The talk will be held at the headquarters of Meadowview Biological Research Station at 8390 Fredericksburg Tnpk. Woodford, VA 22580 at 3:00 P.M. on Friday June 14, 2013.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided after the lecture.  Space is limited so reservations are required to attend the talk.  Contact Dr. Phil Sheridan at meadowview@pitcherplant.org or phone 804-633-4336.

If you can't join us in person; this talk will be streaming live on this page at 3:00 pm EST 14 June.

Learn more about this event

March 2013

Crossfest 2013!

Join us for a symposium on the ecology and cultivation of the waterwheel plant, Aldrovanda vesiculosa, at Bowling Green Town Hall in Caroline County, Virginia on Saturday June 29, 2013.  The waterwheel plant is a globally rare carnivorous plant and our keynote speaker, Adam Cross, will talk about his research with this species.  Adam has published a new book on Aldrovanda which will be available for sale at the event.  Additional speakers are invited to present at the symposium.  The event will also focus on the efforts of Meadowview Biological Research Station to preserve the northern most pitcher plant bog in Virginia at the Central Virginia Preserve.  Tours of the preserve will be available.

Register for this Event

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March 2013

2013 Nepenthes Tours

Stewart McPherson has organized three Nepenthes expeditions to take place in 2013.

The expeditions are excellent value, and professionally organised with first class logistics, food and expert Nepenthes guides. The expeditions also raise funds to support Meadowview Biological Research Station and the Ark of Life rare Nepenthes collection to further conservation of endangered Nepenthes species. So your participation will directly support the conservation of rare carnivorous plants.

Learn about this opportunity.


 

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